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April 2017

China Town, Little Italy, Poland and… O’Leary

April 24, 2017 @ 9:15 am - 4:30 pm

CHINA TOWN, LITTLE ITALY, POLAND AND THE O'LEARYS Join us for this fun tour of four of Chicago's distinctly ethnic sacred spaces all in one day. Enjoy their broad spectrum of history, community and creativity. Round trip coach bus transportation will be provided from Our Lady of the Brook parking lot, 3700 Dundee Rd., Northbrook. Register with Tracy at: 847-272-7090 $45: SOLD OUT

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December 2017

St Nicholas

December 21, 2017 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm

This special St Nicholas Tour is perfect for the holiday season. Join us visiting Ukrainian Village and the Cathedral named for Santa Claus.

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January 2018

New Year Tour

January 8 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
St Stanislaw Kostka Church, 1300 N Noble
Chicago, IL United States
$20 - $35
Our Lady of the Sign - Ark of Mercy

Start the year off with an in-context exploration of the sacred as we contemplate ancient forms of worship in contemporary Chicago. Enjoy highly skilled craftsmanship, artwork and architecture including Japanese woodworking, the fresh luster of gilding, the precision of German stained glass, and the charm of the Old World brought to the new. Your professionally guided tour will gather in the history, art and architecture of three notable, nearby churches. Please call for details. Meet at St Stanislaw Kostka Church:…

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February 2018

Something from the Garden

February 23 @ 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
$20 - $35

Challenge winter with a tour of lush garden inscapes!

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March 2018


March 10 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

Our bilingual guide will open the doors and open the history of three outstanding churches. The first, a beautiful Bucktown edifice, stands a testament to resurrection, as it has overcome fire and feuding and the enormous changed of an active Chicago church for over 130 years.  Another, slated to be closed - or reopened - soon, has a magnificent marble-work, double choir loft and exquisite stained glass (pictured here). We will also take in St Paul, in Ripley's Believe-it-or-Not for…

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Bridgeport Visit

March 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
$20 - $35

Everyone says, "That's Daley's old neighborhood!" and Bridgeport was, but many residents still identify where they are from by the nearest church. Join us right after St Patrick's Day, on St Joseph's Feast, as we enjoy stories from Bridgeport lifers and come to appreciate the diversity in this still strong, still 'very Chicago', still very walk-able, neighborhood. We will walk to three beautiful and storied Bridgeport neighborhood churches all within about a mile of each other. Meet At: All Saints-St…

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The Patrons: St Patrick and St Joseph

March 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

This jaunt will take in two churches that may even challenge the cultural capacity of those who already know and love St Patrick and St Joseph (who's feast days are on March 17 and 19 respectively). We will lunch with the School Sisters of St Francis and see two lovely places dedicated to the Patrons, to reflective prayer and to inspiring work. Transportation from Lake Zurich. Lunch paid for on your own. To register or for more information, please contact…

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Holy Name Cathedral ~ 9th Annual Lenten Pilgrimage

March 24 @ 12:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Holy Name Cathedral, 735 N. State St
Chicago, IL 60611
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The Holy Name Cathedral Lenten bus pilgrimage is back! Join us for a peaceful afternoon of exploring historic holy places on the Northside. We will pray the rosary along the way and the pilgrimage will include Palm Sunday Mass at St. Ignatius Church near Loyola University in Rogers Park. Board the yellow school bus in front of Holy Name Cathedral on State Street. Departure is at 1:00pm sharp and return to the Cathedral at the conclusion is expected around 6:45pm. …

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April 2018

Ukraine in Chicago

April 12

A perennial favorite is back! Come with the Darien Park District to Chicago's Ukrainian Village. We will explore the Ukrainian National Museum, where over 1,000 artifacts, artwork, musical instruments, embroidered folk costumes, decorated eggs "pysanky," and other historical pieces are housed. We will also visit several churches filled with colorful icons and colorful history. Lunch will be an authentic Ukrainian style meal - a luncheon treat you will not want to miss. Meet at: Darien Sportsplex, 451 Plainfield Rd., Darien…

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13 Spires

April 13

Missed the tour yesterday? Come with the Bourbonnais Township Park District to Chicago's Ukrainian Village today! This popular tour includes two sacred spaces, including the Ukrainian Cathedral with its 13 onion topped spires. The National Ukrainian Museum has over 1,100 Ukrainian artifacts, artwork, musical instruments, embroidered folk costumes and pysanky a.k.a. decorated eggs. Lunch, tour and transportation is included in price. Cost: $65 Meet at: Recreation Station, 770 E. Franklin, Bradley, IL, 60915 Please register in advance by calling the Bourbonnais Township…

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